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Lyonsleaf Republic of natural skincare

Lyonsleaf is run by Vicky and Ben Lyon from their small farm on the Mendip Hills of Somerset. The skincare range they have createdprovides real results while being kind to the skin.

All Lyonsleaf skincare is 100% natural using home-grown ingredients where possible. We love that they are growing their own herbs to use in their products. At present they are growing calendula and have more herbs in the ground that they will be able to incorporate into their products in the future. All of their products are 100% water free. LyonsleafBy avoiding using water in their formulations it has eliminated the need for any synthetic ingredients. The harsh preservatives and emulsifiers in a lot of skincare products are present to prevent water in products from going stagnant. By Lyonsleaf taking a water free approach they have been able to deliver products with a 100% active ingredients containing huge amounts of natural compounds, vitamins and antioxidants to benefit the skin. Only cold-pressed, unrefined and cold blended oils are used to maximise their effects on the skin.

We are currently stocking their beauty balm which can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or moisturiser. The Babassu oil is sourced from a Brazillian co-op called Akoma which was founded in 2006 to help members of small villages, in particular vulnerable women, children and elderly, to rise out of poverty. Babassu oil is a vital and sustainable harvest from the rainforest of Brazil. There are over 300,000 families that harvest the fallen Babassu nuts from which the oil is cold pressed. This harvest gives the families economic independence and helps keep loggers and ranchers at bay, effectively preserving the rainforest.

Vicky and Ben are passionate about their products and being open and honest. Their website has a description of all ingredients used in their products and where they are sourced. Their beauty balm recently won silver at the 2016 FreeFrom skincare awards.

 


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